Brand New Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde…Shows at Tom Bergin’s Tavern in Los Angeles – January 27 & February 11, 2013

“Tasty and amazing stories about our favorite subject, FOOD!” –Emeril & Alden Lagasse

MEANWHILE, BACK AT CAFE DU MONDE… the popular, unique, and festive food monologue show and now a best seller coffee table/cookbook is coming back to Los Angeles for more live shows!  Partnering with Tom Bergin’s Tavern, the show will be produced on January 27th and February 11, 2013. Featured foodies sharing their stories will be Tom Bergen’s Executive Chef Brandon Boudet and Operating Manager — Kat Witt, Lisa Annitti  who inspired the shows with her now famous “Coconut Pie and a Bottle of Wine” story, writer/director – Diana Zollicoffer featured in the book “The Other Creole Girl”, Actor – Lance Spellerberg featured in the book “Miss New Orleans, Adam Milstein – owner of South Santa Monica and featured in the book “A Bit of SOUTH IN Santa Monica”, Johnnie Handel – Private Chef & co-owner of San Gennaro’s Restaurant, Brigitte Pailet – General Manager of Snookie’s, Theo Stephan — Founder of Global Gardens Olive Oil & Vinegar, Chef Das Smith, Founder/Director of Culinary Program at Beverly Hills High School, Actress/Producer/Blogger -Melanie Elliott and Peggy Sweeney-McDonald — creator/producer/editor of Meanwhile…. Susan IrbyThe Bikini Chef, the cookbook author,  host of KABC Bikini Lifestyle Radio will emcee the January show.  Chef Jamie Gwen, celebrity chef, 4 time cookbook author, certified sommelier and host of Cooking and Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen live radio show- KFWB News Talk 980 will emcee the February 11th Mardi Gras show.

Humorous and heartfelt, these personal food stories all have the common thread of food — our culture and relationships, personal life stories, restaurant experiences, past love affairs, and more. “We’ve all experienced the highs and lows of life, which mostly revolve around our food experiences,” says creator/producer Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, a former actress and veteran event producer (Superstar Events-LA) and 15-year resident of Los Angeles, CA. Everyone has their own “Cafe Du Monde” experience–the place where they know what they are ordering, they know it is delicious, and they know they are with good friends and family and for that hour, life is really wonderful!

The oldest Irish establishment in Los Angeles, Tom Bergin’s was founded in 1936 by Tom Bergin, a former lawyer turned publican. Since 1949, Tom Bergin’s Tavern has occupied a quaint Irish style cottage on Fairfax, and over the decades has been one of LA’s most popular watering holes. Known for the distinctive Horse Shoe bar, the inspiration behind the bar used in the celebrated sitcom Cheers, Tom Bergin’s is renowned not only for its Irish Coffee, but also for its camaraderie and warm neighborhood feel. In 1973, the tavern was sold to T.K. Vodrey, who kept the Bergin tradition alive and thriving. Today, Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet, known for their skill in revitalizing old school restaurants, have acquired the celebrated Irish tavern and have restored the iconic bar, cathedral-like ceilings and paneled wooden decor, while still maintaining the integrity of the historic institution. For more information, visit www.tombergins.com.

6PM doors open; 7:30PM show – Tickets $25 and include show, beignets, Irish Coffee, tax & gratuity. Cash Bar & Full Menu available. Tom Bergin’s Tavern is located at 840 S. Fairfax, Limited Seating – Reservations call: 323-936-7151

For more information on the book, please contact: Peggy Sweeney-McDonald 310-709-2851Email: peggy@superstareventsla.com websites: www.meanwhilebackatcafedumonde.com – www.superstareventsla.com